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Construction Union Wage Rate Index, February 2016

Released: 2016-03-24

The Construction Union Wage Rate Index (including supplements) for Canada was unchanged in February compared with the previous month. The composite index increased 1.4% in the 12 months to February.

  Note to readers

Union wage rates are published for 16 trades in 22 metropolitan areas for both the basic rates and rates including selected supplementary payments. The indexes (2007=100) are calculated for the same metropolitan areas and are published for those where a majority of trades are covered by current collective agreements.

The wage rates and indexes are subject to a 30-month revision period after dissemination of a given month's data. This is due to the length of time that can transpire between the expiration of a collective agreement and the ratification of a new collective agreement.

In addition to the revisions, the wage rates (including selected pay supplements) and related indexes for the labourer trade in Vancouver and Victoria were corrected back to July 2013.

The wage rates and indexes are not seasonally adjusted.

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